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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 151

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 151

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,488 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558 523 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 548 515 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 407 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 389 366 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 311 5 7
LISINOPRIL 277 267 6 5
NAMENDA 270 255 7 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 267 237 8 17
FUROSEMIDE 234 229 9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 192 10 13
TRAMADOL HCL 207 181 11 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 197 12 30
ATENOLOL 196 177 13 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 184 14 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 15 15
DIOVAN 170 169 16 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 153 17 12
GABAPENTIN 149 138 18 14
METFORMIN HCL 139 122 19 8
OXYCODONE HCL 130 74 S2 20 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115 112 21 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 113 22 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 97 S2 23 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 109 24 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 67 S3 25 10
AZITHROMYCIN 104 99 26 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 97 27 18
CARVEDILOL 100 100 28 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 94 29 23
MIRTAZAPINE 94 94 30 28
CRESTOR 93 80 31 27
ALLOPURINOL 86 86 32 42
TRAZODONE HCL 84 66 33 48
PROAIR HFA 82 75 34 71
CLOPIDOGREL 80 80 35 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 79 36 53
CYMBALTA 79 75 36 62
VOLTAREN 78 78 38 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 77 39 35
PLAVIX 75 75 40 37
PAROXETINE HCL 75 71 40 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 71 42 72
FINASTERIDE 72 72 43 70
RISPERIDONE 71 71 44 50
SYNTHROID 70 60 45 60
SPIRIVA 69 53 46 90
EXELON 67 64 47 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 64 48 51
RANITIDINE HCL 66 58 48 32
DIGOXIN 65 65 50 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 61 51 34
PREDNISONE 61 60 52 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 34 S2 52 122
ACTONEL 60 60 54 184
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54 55 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 56 55 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 45 57 55
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 37 57 124
ZETIA 56 56 59 131
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55 55 60 19
LOVASTATIN 54 43 61 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 53 62 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 46 62 175
KETOCONAZOLE 53 53 62 151
SERTRALINE HCL 52 50 65 25
ZOSTAVAX 51 47 66 215
RIVASTIGMINE 51 50 66 345
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 46 66 40
GLYBURIDE 50 45 R 69 75
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 28, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.